Your eyes are green grottos of coral
        and your feet are clumsy
watersilk is gone and the rivers
        don't feel the same as salt
your eyes are still wet
your hands are tired of sunshine
Have you forgotten coolness 
       darkness, silverflash fishsparkle
       the pebbles under your wet skin
       and the bark-grunts of happy seals ?
Selkie-girl, where is your sealskin now ?

Jhael 1993